A Way Forward

A nonprofit organization

$13,420 raised by 61 donors

27% complete

$50,000 Goal

A Way Forward is a community recovery center offering services for substance use disorder and mild to moderate mental health.  All services are free regardless of income.  Open 7 days a week, 11 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Addiction does not take a break and neither do we. We take clients the day they come to us, with no wait time, no payment. 


"Walking in was scary, then it became a second home."  The sense of community is more like family.  I come almost every day.  I have to go the HUB 2-3 times a week, so location is great for me.  The classes are diverse and beneficial for finding myself again."

"Community, staff and location. The love and acceptance have been so powerful. The classes, IOP groups have helped me learn and grow so much in such a short time.  I am excited for this to continue."

"I am forever grateful for AWF. It has saved my life and continues to push me to a life of sobriety."



Smash barriers to recovery and create more access to comprehensive, evidence-based services focused on substance use and mild to moderate mental health disorders and create a community of belonging and healing in the St. Vrain Valley.

Background Statement

A Way Forward was incorporated in August 2020 and opened January 1, 2021 in the midst of the pandemic. Our opening was in response to the community's needs to have more resources available for the rapidly rising rates of alcoholism, overdoses, depression, and anxiety. Isolation and lack of community have been devastating especially for those experiencing substance use disorder.

We have a strong team of Certified Recovery Coaches. All have walked the road to recovery, either personally or with family members. We are very accessible for those seeking recovery operating 7 days a week, from 9a - 8p.

We are centrally located in downtown Longmont. Easily accessible to bus route, two blocks from the main hub.

Organization Data


Organization name

A Way Forward

Year Established


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Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Military & Veterans Organizations

Organization Size

Small Organization



Service areas

Boulder County, CO, US

Weld County, CO, US

Larimer County, CO, US



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